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Arizona man pleads guilty in son’s death

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — A Bullhead City man has pleaded guilty to murder in
his infant son’s death in June 2010.

The Mohave Daily News reported that 27-year-old Jonathan
Edward Vandergriff pleaded guilty Friday in the death of his 5-week-old son,

Under the plea agreement, Vandergriff will face a prison sentence of 13 years
to 20 years.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 31.

Prosecutors said Vandergriff’s son suffered trauma consistent with baby shaking
and described the injuries as intentional.

Vandergriff’s attorney said if the case had gone to trial, it could have gone
either way since there were no witnesses except for Vandergriff’s co-defendant,
Staci Lynn Barbosa. Their baby suffered previous injuries.

Last year, Barbosa was sentenced to 15 years in prison after having pleaded
guilty to second-degree murder.


Information from: Mohave Valley Daily News,


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